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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

easyTree Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

It's a great source of business.

You can't just say "you're doing it wrong" without providing a better alternative.

Who else are they gonna rob? There are lots of US citizens.

about two weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

easyTree Re:Cops are his customer ... (328 comments)

It's just an alternate way to ask if he wants a donut with his coffee.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

easyTree Alexa... (129 comments)

Alexa, what's the best way to be tax-efficient?

Alexa, what were Mummy and Daddy whispering about on Christmas Eve?

about three weeks ago
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British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

easyTree In other news (184 comments)

Bears have been granted perpetual licenses to take a dump in the woods.

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

easyTree Re:Oh Noes! (321 comments)

Via the backdoors?

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

easyTree Re:Be careful (321 comments)

Did it take three hours to load? That site is slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road 2.0 Seized By FBI, Alleged Founder Arrested In San Francisco

easyTree Re:DON'T ABUSE TECHNOLOGY!!! (219 comments)

Then perhaps, the general population would benefit from a more reasonable price for donuts.

about three weeks ago
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Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

easyTree Re:Actually no... (164 comments)

Duh... MegaCorp is always right. Move along citizen.

about a month ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

easyTree Re:If only... (257 comments)

Except bad and good are entirely subjective terms.

You should pass that on to the reviewer and her "news"paper.

about a month ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

easyTree Re:As many have pointed out... (257 comments)

It's nice that there's now an official mechanism for invoking the Streisand Effect.

about a month ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

easyTree Re:its terrible (257 comments)

Indeed, the reviewer should be ashamed :P

about a month ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

easyTree Re:its terrible (257 comments)

It's not news, it's opinion.

I might note that Anne Midgette seems guilty of excessive flourishes within her chosen artistic realm - something she criticizes the pianist for.

Anyhow, reviews are meaningless nonsense; why would I care to be fed someone else's view, even if it they aren't a deep-cover shill?

about a month ago
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Rhode Island Comic Con Oversold, Overcrowded

easyTree Re:People are desperate for culture (126 comments)

I live in San Diego, attended the comic con for decades. Haven't been since '05 or '06, it just got too damn crowded.

You can't have too many weight-challenged bearded guys dressed as wonder woman in one place. What's wrong with you?

about a month ago
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Rhode Island Comic Con Oversold, Overcrowded

easyTree Re:Oversold? (126 comments)

Citation please? I'm not doubting you, just please provide the evidence for all of us.

"I'm gonna do something bad but I'd rather avoid the consequences, kthx."

This seems to be the prevailing stratagem these days, proactive ass-covering.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

easyTree Re:Yawn (764 comments)

Once I've made my company a household name, renowned for selling products easily categorised as manly, I'm going to come out as straight.

about a month ago

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Why is SlashDot serving 480x400 'ads' claiming 'drivers are out of date' ?

easyTree easyTree writes  |  about 8 months ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "It's not enough that these are blatantly a malware delivery vector but they are HUGE and placed above the site's navigation bar, thus pushing the site itself so far down the page as to be almost off the screen when the site load.

Seriously? This makes the whole beta thing pale into insignificance.

Also, the poor grammar is making my eyes hurt. The least you could do is to take some basic style-tips on use of capitalization within your trojan-delivery ads — it would make them OH so much more appealing.

Thanks."

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Cardiff City Council sets new low

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 4 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "

At little more than the length of a single bicycle, the £2,000 road marking has left cyclists in Cardiff bemused. The feature, thought to be the shortest cycle lane in Britain, has been installed to encourage green transport. Cardiff Council claims that it will help riders safely navigate a turn on a new road layout. But riders in the city say the brevity of the red and white marked stretch of road renders it pointless. Kevin Hughes, 47, a cyclist from the Welsh city, said: "It's just hilarious. I saw it as I was cycling past and couldn't believe my eyes. Obviously nobody could cycle in it because it is so small. You just have time to get in the saddle before getting off again."

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a day out with the police

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 6 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "Today (Well, Monday) I wrote my first blog entry ( http://easytreeblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/day-out-with-police.html ). Or rather it started as almost a personal diary-entry describing my unexpected day out with the police, to be used as a reference point for later.

My question to slashdot is.. What should I do?

On the one hand.. It could have been worse
On the other, why let it happen to someone else?

Could I make a difference by speaking-out? Should I feel obligated to? Am I a whiney little bitch and should learn to love it?
Note: starts slowly..."

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Ordinary people are second-class citizens

easyTree easyTree writes  |  about 7 years ago

easyTree writes "Most of us might be under the illusion that justice is something which should be accessible to all, equally. Apparently not so:

Det Chief Insp Paul Maghie from Hertfordshire police's Crime Management Department says "The police will never give up efforts to find anybody on the run, but this case was particularly important because it was one of our own officers and we felt justice had not been done."


Just when was it that police officers became more important than the ordinary members of the public that they've sworn to protect? More generally, should we be concerned about our changing relationship with the many organizations originally set-up to grease the wheels of society?"

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